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    #1

    Special case of the question tag.

    Hi!
    We all know that, especially in Br.E, the auxiliary verb used in the main clause in almost always the one used in the tag.
    The question is: When doesn't this occur?

    Thanks in advance!
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    #2

    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    You might find it in speech where the person has moved onto another verb in their thinking and forgotten the main one.

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    #3

    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    In emphatic imperatives:

    Do sit down, will you?

    In polite imperatives as an invitation:

    Do have a glass of sherry, won't you?

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    #4

    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    Are there any specific or known special cases with statements?

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    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    We think the editor is running some software updates. I'm sure the Thank and Like buttons, and the Member Info will be back soon.
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    #6

    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    I can't think of any at the moment,

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    Re: Special case of the question tag.

    There is a software upgrade going on at the moment.

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